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Presentation on “Climate Change” Options and Issues-10 May, 2011 orgnized by IUCN Pakistan at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University Quetta

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Balochistan chapter in collaboration with Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University organized a brief Presentation on Climate Change; issues and options. …  

10 May 2011 | International news release

Workshop on Guggul Tree Conservation

Karachi, May 10, 2011 (IUCN)

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature in collaboration with the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) organised a workhop to discuss issues facing the Guggul Tree in particular and other species in general. Year 2011 has been marked as the Year of the Forests and this wokshop was a much-needed step towards knowledge sharing and management. …  

10 May 2011 | International news release

Miyun County, Beijing China

Restoring China’s water supplies

The Miyun reservoir supplies up to 80% of the water used in Bejing, China’s capital city. Worsening water shortages are directly linked to the disappearance of much of the original forest in the Miyun watershed. …  

09 May 2011 | Project description

Post tropical storm Stan, Mexico

Dealing with disasters...naturally

IUCN calls for effective management of the natural environment to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters. The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan shows the catastrophic impact that the sheer force of nature can have on communities, no matter how prepared a country is. …  

09 May 2011 | News story

Original and plantation forests in Longmen county, Huizhou city, Guangdong, China

IUCN China works with DANONE to restore Longmen watershed

IUCN is working with Danone Waters China (DWC) to support the design and development of a watershed restoration plan for the Jiaquan spring watershed. …  

06 May 2011 | Article

Forest Landscape Restoration and Sustainable Forest Management Workshop (Beijing, China)

Linking Forest Landscape Restoration with Sustainable Forest Management

In April 27-28, 2011, IUCN China held a a workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and Sustainable Forest Management was held in Beijing. The event was jointly organized with the State Forestry Administration, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Parks and Forestry, IUCN and Beijing Forest Society.   …   | Chinese

06 May 2011 | Article

Sundarbans mangrove forest.

The world’s largest mangrove forest is under threat

Extreme natural events and unsustainable human activities are destroying the biodiversity of the Sundarbans and putting the largest mangrove forest in the world under threat, speakers at a workshop said on 3 May 2011. …  

04 May 2011 | Event

Fehmida explains turtle conservation to local people

The Turtle Lady

Dr Fehmida Firdous – Pakistan

The efforts of Dr Fehmida Firdous, known as the ‘Turtle Lady of Pakistan’ to save marine turtles has earned accolade from the country’s President and international media attention. …  

03 May 2011 | News story

Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon

5th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature is organizing the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) from September 27 to 30, 2011 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. …  

03 May 2011 | Event

Balkila Watershed and Gopeshwar town

IUCN Balkila Himalayan Watershed Project supported by Nokia

IUCN and Nokia have signed a project partnership agreement which aims to identify opportunities to address climate change and natural resource loss in the Balkila Watershed of Uttarakhand State, India. …  

29 Apr 2011 | News story